Fans of Buffalo Springfield are dealing with disappointment as Neil Young announced in the latest issue of Rolling Stone the reasons why their reunion tour was cancelled. After a seven-date tour last year, there was little explanation as to why the tour was cut short. But Young said the future could hold a possibility for touring.
Set to release Americana, his first album with Crazy Horse in over ten years this week, Young said he wanted to move forward instead of continuing to work on projects of the past.
“I’d be on a tour of my past for the rest of fucking time, which I can’t do,” he said in his interview with the magazine. “I have to be able to move forward. I can’t be relegated. I did enough of it for right then, but there is this seed of something great still there. It’s worth exploring again.”
Performing for the first time since they split in 1968, the band reunited in the fall of 2010 at the Bridge School Benefit. Before their performance at Bonnaroo in the summer of 2011, they played a six-date theater tour of California. This lead to original band member Richie Furay announced that a thirty date tour was in the works – with the timeline set in 2012. In the mid-1980s, Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer reunited the band as Buffalo Springfield Revisited, despite Young opting out.
“Neil is just fickle, and even though it boils down to all three of us making a decision … without the three of us, really there can’t be anything that would even resemble a Buffalo Springfield,” Furay said during an interview on WBAI radio. “I gotta say that we probably lost a little bit of our momentum. That isn’t to say it couldn’t be picked up again, but I certainly don’t see anything happening this year.”
– Jackie Weber